EXILE.

Mina, Denise.

ISBN 10: 0786709626 / ISBN 13: 9780786709625
Published by New York: Carroll & Graf, (2001.) dj, 2001
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First US printing. Sequel to her award-winning 'Garnethill.' set in Glasgow and London. SIGNED on the title page. I cannot describe Mina's appeal as a writer better than Michael Connelly did when her said "[Her] work is really quite wonderful. She has an original voice, rough-and-tumble one moment, heart-touching the next. She paints a big picture with the subtleties of true life. It took only one book for me to become a fan." And Ian Rankin called Mina "one of the most exciting writers to have emerged in years." 364 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 48650

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Title: EXILE.

Publisher: New York: Carroll & Graf, (2001.) dj

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In Exile, the compelling sequel to Garnethill—winner of the 1998 John Creasey Memorial Award for Best First Crime Novel—Denise Mina returns to Glasgow's grimmer residential precincts and the untidy life of Maureen O'Donnell. Again Maureen is confronted with a grisly case of murder. Ann Harris is nursing two broken ribs and reeking of alcohol when she visits Maureen's office at a Glasgow women's shelter two weeks before she turns up dead hundreds of miles away, under a mattress on the banks of the Thames. Maureen, eager to escape family difficulties of her own, travels to London to determine the circumstances of Ann's brutal death. She soon finds herself treacherously out of her depth, however, in her attempt to piece together the ugly details of Ann's last days in a seedy underworld of criminal exiles and dangerous drug lords. The suspense ratchets up, as Maureen strives to save herself from Ann's fate and as Denise Mina secures her place among today's top-ranking writers of crime fiction with visceral shocks and grim wit. "Reads like a slap in the face—and a kick in the ribs and a fist in the stomach...." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review "A second powerful novel ... by a writer of stunning talent."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The danger reaches a frightening pitch that is soon surpassed by a stunning twist at the conclusion."—Rocky Mountain News "Mina offers us a complex plot with a shocking ending...."—Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The last time Maureen O'Donnell saw Ann Harris, she was in the Glasgow Women's Shelter smelling of a long binge on cheap drink. A month later Ann's mutilated body, stitched into a mattress, is washed up on the banks of the Thames. No one, except for Maureen and her best friend, Leslie, seems to care about what has happened to her, and Maureen is the only person who thinks Ann's husband is innocent.

In the long tradition of Scots in trouble, Maureen runs away to London. Looking for answers to the mystery surrounding Ann's death, she becomes embroiled in a seedy world of deceit and violence. Alone in a strange city, Maureen starts to piece together Ann's final days. But time is not on her side, and Maureen needs just twelve hours, just twelve, to put things right, and she doesn't care what it costs.

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